The Pin Oak (Quercus palustris) grows 60 to 70-feet tall, with a 25 to 45-foot spread. The tree has glossy dark-green leaves turning russet, bronze or red in the fall. The oak grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well drained, wet and clay soils with full sun. The oak blooms April through May, followed by the acorns that are eaten by wild turkeys, whitetail deer and squirrels, but are particularly important food for many ducks. Hardiness zones are 5 through 10.
Trees can be ordered as seedlings or super accelerators in quantities of 12 or 24. Trees in 3-gallon containers can only be ordered in packs of 24. Bulk discounts are available - call for pricing. The best time of year to plant your trees varies depending on what zone you are in. However, for most zones the best time to plant is between fall and early spring. Planting your trees in the fall allows the trees to root into ground before the dormant season. When planting trees,the hole needs to be twice as wide as, but not deeper than the rootball. The soil should be level with the top of the rootball.